Getting Executive Severance Rights and Compensation When You Choose to Quit Your Position

On May 30, 2017, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “Getting Executive Severance Compensation When You Choose to Quit

This article was designed for CEOs, C-suite executives and other senior executives who for reasons beyond their control want to quit their current position and ought to be able to get appropriate executive severance compensation in connection with their separation.

My article takes up four main areas:

  • Circumstances when you want to quit
  • Issues governing Severance when you quit your position
  • Key contract terms:  Termination for Good Reason in your Job Offer
  • Circumstances of Constructive Discharge
  • Severance rights and compensation to seek for in Constructive Discharge
  • Getting what you deserve if you terminate your position

My article on this subject was published May 30, 2017 by CEOWorld magazine.

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With more than 12.4+ million page views, CEOWORLD magazine is the world’s leading business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide.

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My article @CEOWORLD -Getting #Executive #Severance #Compensation When U Quit -#ConstructiveDischarge via @ceoworld

It is my hope this article will be helpful to senior executives who are considering quitting their current position or feel they are now being forced out, and deserve severance and the change to start anew while keeping their careers on the upward trajectory.  If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me at


Author: radelson

Robert Adelson has been a corporate and tax attorney since 1977. He began as an associate at nationally prominent New York City “mega” law firms, first at the Wall Street firm Dewey Ballantine Bushby Palmer & Wood and later at the Park Avenue firm Weil Gotshal & Manges. In 1985, Adelson returned home, where he has since established himself as a respected Boston business attorney. He has attained partner at several small and midsize Boston law firms, most recently at Lawson & Weitzen LLP and then Zimble Brettler LLP, where he was a partner from 1994 to 2004 before becoming a partner at Engel & Schultz LLP.